Monday, August 11, 2014

Let's have a catch-up!

Wow, I can't believe we let the whole month of July go by with no updates to the blog.

I can promise that it wasn't because we didn't have plenty going on in our little backyard plots.

Shall we start with tomatoes?  We certainly had a lot this year. We've given away and blanched and frozen a bunch.

There were plenty of tomato sandwiches and one pot pasta. Shawman entered all four varieties in the Tasty Tomato Fest, but unfortunately none placed.

Our tomatoes are just starting to wind down; we pulled up the Arkansas Traveller over the weekend, but we should still have enough for sandwiches and salads for a few more weeks. And we're saving seeds, but that's another post.

And what to say abut the peppers. I don't think we've ever had such a good pepper harvest. I've been giving away the salad peppers as fast as we can picked them because there are just so many!

Our bell peppers have been amazing. We've been slicing them to go on top of pizzas, in sandwiches, in salads and anything else we can think of.

And I'm still figuring out what to do with these babies. I really want to try a stuffed peppers recipe. Does anybody have a good one they want to share? Also, still waiting on jalepenos, but we know they'll be awesome stuffed or in chili.

We harvested all our garlic in July. It has been so yummy and fragrant in various dishes.

And one little fail. We had high hope for our watermelon and cantaloupe, but unfortunately, the aphids got them so we have only one lone melon from the garden this year.

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